(FORT BEND ISD) –Dulles Elementary fifth grade teacher Kia Webster was selected as an Adopt-a-Class winner by J.B. Hunt, a national transportation and logistics company.
She received a $1,000 gift certificate to purchase supplies for her classroom and students.
Dulles Elementary is the only Houston-area school to be selected among this year’s winners.
Webster said she will purchase additional books and interactive learning material for her students.
“I am thrilled and honored to have my class chosen for the Adopt-a-Class program,” Webster said. “I am very grateful and look forward to the positive impact this program will have on our classroom community.”
J.B. Hunt began its Adopt-a-Class program in 2013 with five drivers, and now receives hundreds of nominations each year. Drivers can nominate their child’s or grandchild’s class, and the selected teachers receive gift cards to purchase their desired supplies. Last year, the program awarded $55,000 to classrooms across the country.
Webster was nominated by Randolph Anderson, father of one of her students, Randy.
Anderson’s nomination of Webster said, in part:
“Mrs. Webster’s class is a dynamic group of 5th grade students who are eager to learn and make the most of their educational journey. Mrs. Webster and the entire faculty are committed to creating an enriching and stimulating learning environment for the students at Dulles Elementary.”
As part of the gift presentation on Dec. 1, students in Webster’s class received hats and T-shirts, and asked Anderson questions about his truck and profession. Anderson answered questions such as how much gas it takes to fill a big rig truck, how the trailer connects to the cab and how the hood helps with wind resistance on the road. But he stressed to the class that his main job is to keep himself and other drivers safe as he hauls loads, sometimes up to 40,000 pounds.
“Everything I do is about safety,” he said. “Every day, I have to check to make sure that everything on the truck is working to keep drivers safe.”